TOWARDS THE AUTHORITY
OF VESALIUS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
LEUVEN 3-4-5 DECEMBER 2014
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Pieter De Leemans
Jan Godderis
Michèle Goyens
Roberto Lo Presti
Jan Papy
Baudoin Van den Abeele
Steven Van den Broecke
Geert Vanpaemel
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Pieter De Leemans
Erika Gielen
Michèle Goyens
Jan Papy
Marleen Reynders
Baudoin Van den Abeele
Steven Van den Broecke
Gerd Van Riel
REGISTRATION
Registration is required
before 26 November 2014
CONTACT
[email protected]
Marleen Reynders
Towards the Authority of Vesalius.
Representations of the Human Body in Antiquity,
the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The authority of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) in reviving the human anatomy is
without any doubt a landmark in the history of science. Yet, his breakthrough was
inconceivable without his predecessors’ works, and later on, his own legacy would
not remain untouched.
This multidisciplinary conference aims at bringing together international scholars
working in the field of theology, art history, philosophy, history of science and
historical linguistics. Its goal is to conceptualize and contextualize the interactions
between, on the one hand, dogma and authority, and, on the other hand, the
progress of empirical sciences, both in the development of anatomy and in the
changing views on the human body.
Part of the conference will deal specifically with the creation and elaboration of
scientific terminology in Greek, Latin and the vernacular.
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The keynote lectures will be delivered by
Prof. Ian Maclean (All Souls College, Oxford, UK), Vesalius as Authority: from the
First Publications to the Opera Omnia of 1725.
3 December 2014 at 5 PM, Promotiezaal, University Hall, Naamsestraat, Leuven
Prof. Alain Touwaide (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA), Vesalius’
Fabrica, Rethinking Human Nature.
4 December 2014 at 6 PM, Auditorium of Museum M, Vanderkelenstraat, Leuven
016/ 32 87 78
ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio/
conferencevesalius
Venue: The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven
Detailed information about the conference on
http://ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio/conference-vesalius
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